A warm welcome...

awaits you at The Old Post Office; luxurious rooms, comfort and delicious food in a charming characterful bed and breakfast. Situated in rural County Durham, Lanchester is a picturesque working village with many local amenities and restaurants.

Luxury Bed and Breakfast in Lanchester, County Durham

The Old Post Office is a Grade 2 listed building, constructed in 1788 for Mary and Sarah Brown and is located in the centre of the village.

Happy New Year!

Guests enjoying a Christmas stay at The Old Post Office

Another year began as we welcomed guests for New Year's Eve! We made a decision to remain open over the festive period and many guests were thankful to have such a lovely place to stay whilst they celebrated with their families and friends.
The Old Post Office glowed with a massive tree and lights twinkling everywhere and the log burning stove in the dining room was lit for breakfast each morning!
Why not join us next year? Be sure to book early as we fill up quickly and would hate you to be disappointed.

Autumn Bounty

Autumn's Bounty - It would appear that this year has had a bumper yield from our 'Apple Trees'. I have therefore decided to help reduce 'food waste' this year and use this bounty to produce our own 'Apple Juice' for our B&B. This all sounds quite rustic but there is method to the madness.

I have discovered that there is an organisation called 'Growing Durham' that encourages the general public to look at healthy, sustainable food using gardens and other land to produce small quantities across several food categories such as fruit and vegetables, eggs, honey and some others.

'Social Proof' - Part of the Marketing Tools of Today

'Social Proof' - Part of the Marketing Tools of Today

We all know that the internet has transformed the way we communicate with each other and all sorts of products and services can use them to engage with their audiences.

In most cases, there is the 'message' to be delivered linked to your marketing proposition and then there is the medium of delivering that 'message' such as press, posters or websites.

In Harmony with our Environment - Sustainability

In Harmony with our Environment - Sustainability

What is sustainability?

Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.

Semi-Retirement Opportunity Seized

July 11th has arrived - the first day of the rest of our lives and particularly important because this is the first day that my wife, Pauline, enters the new phase of our working lives.

Semi-Retirement Opportunity Seized

No more school teaching, no more 1 and a half hours driving each day, no more 'stolen weekends' with marking books and no more stress in trying to get some disinterested children through their GCSE's. She retired from full-time teaching as of yesterday July 10th.

Award winning bed and breakfast goes international

AN award winning luxury bed and breakfast which was opened by the man behind the Phileas Fogg snack company is going European.

In its first year, The Old Post Office has already attracted guests from countries including Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, China and Argentina.

And now, after welcoming its 500th guest just weeks before it celebrates its first birthday, the Lanchester-based bed and breakfast has secured a presence on an international website which will open doors to markets across Europe.